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Guidry News Forum
March 6 Primary Election Federal and State Elections
by Garrett Bryce
Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Republican and Democratic Primary Elections are being held in Texas today, with voters going to the polls to vote on races in federal, state, countywide and some local offices.

To view races for county and local races in today's Primary Election, Click Here.

For final tabulations of federal and state races in the Republican Primary, Click Here

For final tabulations of federal and state races in the Democratic Primary, Click Here

Republican Party
primary races determined by voters in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Jefferson counties included United States Representative District 2, which serves Harris County. Dan Crenshaw, Kathaleen Wall, Kevin Roberts, Justin L. Lurie, David Balat, Rick Walker, Malcom Whittaker, Jon Spiers and Jonny Havens ran for the Republican Party nomination to the position. Roberts continues to lead, with Wall, Crenshaw, Walker, Havens, Lurie, Spiers, Balat and Whittaker trailing, respectively.

Other Harris County dependent races included U.S. Representative District 7, where John Culberson defeated Edward Ziegler. In District 10, Michael T. McCaul defeated John W. Cook. District 29, which was a four-candidate race has Phillip Aronoff leading over Carmon Maria Montiel, Jaimy Z. Blanco and Robert Schafranek as polls report in.

U.S. Representative District 14, which serves Brazoria, Galveston and Jefferson counties, was a three candidate race between Keith Casey, Bill “Sarge” Sargent and Randy Weber. Weber defeated Sargent and Casey to win the nomination.

U.S. District 22, which serves Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris counties, was a four-candidate competition between Eric Zmrhal, James Green, Danny Nguyen and Pete Olson. Olson defeated Nguyen, Green and Zmrhal.

Contested seats on the Republican ticket at the state level include State Senator for District 17, which include Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris counties. Joan Huffman has a solid lead over Kristin Tassin in the race

State Representative for District 23, which serves Galveston County, is a race between Wayne Faircloth and Mayes Middleton. Middleton defeated Faircloth to gain the Republican Party nomination.

Dennis Bonnen defeated Damon Rambo for nomination State Representative District 25, which serves Brazoria County.

Several contested seats are on the Republican ballot for state representative seats serving Harris County.

E. Sam Harless and Kevin Fulton will move on to a runoff after a three candidate race including Gail Stanart for District 126, while Dan Huberty defeated Reginal C. Grant, Jr. for District 127. Sarah Davis defeated Susanna Dokupil for District 134, and Ruben Villarreal won out against Gilbert Pena for the nomination for District 144.

Valoree Swanson beat James Richard Wilson for District 150.

Under the Democratic Party ticket, several candidates filed for United States Representative District 2, which serves Harris County. Todd Litton defeated J. Darnell Jones, Silky Malik, Ali A. Khorasani and H. P. Parvizian for the District 2 seat.

District 7, which also serves Harris County, had many candidates, with Lizzie Pannill Fletcher and Laura Moser moving on to a runoff election over Jason Westin, Alex Triantaphyllis, Ivan Sanchez, Joshua A. Butler and James Cargas.

Also heavily contested is District 10, also serving Harris County. Mike Siegel and Tawana Walter-Cadien received the top spots, and will compete in a runoff after a race against Tami Walker, Madeline K. Eden, Matt Harris, Kevin Nelson and Richie DeGrow.

Adrienne Bell defeated Levy Q. Barnes, Jr. for United States District 14, which serves Brazoria, Galveston and Jefferson counties.

Sri Preston Kulkami, Mark Gibson, Margarita Ruiz Johnson, Steve Brown and Letitia Plummer sought the nomination for District 22, which serves Brazoria, Fort Bend and Harris counties. Kulkarni and Plummer will move on to a runoff over Brown, Johnson and Gibson, respectively.

United States Representative District 29 included Tahir Javed, Dominique Michelle Garcia, Sylva R. Garcia, Hector Morales, Roel Garcia, Pedro Valencia and Augustine H. Reyes. The seat represents a portion of Harris County. Sylvia Garcia defeated Javed, Roel Garcia, Morales, Reyes, Dominique Michelle Garcia and Valencia.

Dayna Steele defeated Jon Powel for the nomination for United States Representative District 36 in Harris County.

For state seats, Rita Lucido and Fran Watson will move on to a runoff for State Senator District 17.

Ron Reynolds defeated Wilvin Carter for State Representative District 27 in Fort Bend County. James Presley defeated Dylan Wilde Forbis for the nomination to District 29 in Brazoria County.

For Harris County state seats, Natali Hurtado won against Undrai F. Fizer for District 126; Gina Calanni defeated Carlos Pena for District 132; and Sandra G. Moore and Marty Schexnayder will move on to a runoff after a three-candidate race including Sam Tejas.

Allison Lami Sawyer defeated Lloyd Wayne Oliver by a wide margin for District 134, and Adam Milasinic defeated Jenifer Rene Pool for District 138.

Jarvis D. Johnson beat out Randy Bates for District 139, Harold V. Dutton, Jr. beat Richard A. Bonton for District 142, and Shawn Nicole Thierry defeated Roy Owens and Ricardo Soliz for District 146.

Garnet F. Coleman beat Daniel Espinoza for District 147.

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